IT Project Management
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is committed to continuously improving the delivery of IT solutions in such a way as to significantly contribute to accomplishing the goals set forth in the VCCS Strategic Plan and the Information Technology Strategic Plan. The standard establishes the required processes and documentation for information technology projects to ensure that they are completed successfully and are completed on budget, on schedule, and within the desired scope. To this end, the Project Management Office (PMO) of Information Technology Services provides this Project Management Standard to assist in the planning and management of IT Projects within the VCCS System.
The project management practices described herein applies to all Enterprise, Non-Enterprise, College-Centric/System Office, and Data Center IT projects that are a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result that:
The Project Management Office has developed Complexity Level Indicators and a Project Scorecard to be used in conjunction with management experience as an aid in assessing a project's complexity level. Once the project complexity level is determined, the process, methodology, and documentation guidelines will suggest the rigor and detail appropriate for that project. The complexity model therefore is used to aid in determining the level of documentation and oversight that is appropriate to guide a project to successful completion. Note that any project can be managed at a complexity level higher than what is assessed using these guidelines.
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